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The man who assaulted the husband of Nancy Pelosi planned to attack Tom Hanks, the son of Joe Biden and the governor of California


David DePape revealed his hit list in a conversation with an agent while he was admitted to the hospital. He is charged with attempted murder and attempted kidnapping, among other charges.

By Zoë Richards and Bryan Lavietes -

NBC News

The man accused of assaulting the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also planned to attack Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, California Governor Gavin Newsom and actor Tom Hanks, police said.

During a preliminary hearing, San Francisco Police Lt. Carla Hurley testified Wednesday that David DePape revealed his hit list to her, in an interview he did while he was hospitalized shortly after carrying out the attack on Paul Pelosi. in October.

David DePape in Berkeley, Calif., on Friday, December 13, 2013.Getty Images

A previous court deposition had already revealed that DePape, 42, was targeting several "prominent" state and federal politicians, family members and a local professor.

But the agent revealed their identities on Wednesday, after prosecutors reproduced the 17-minute conversation she had with DePape as part of the process to determine if there is enough evidence to prosecute him.

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Even so, the authorities did not disclose the specific reasons why the attacker intended to attack these targets.

In recent years, Biden has been a political target on the right, especially after the New York Post alleged in October 2020 that he had an email between the president's son and a Ukrainian businessman.

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Newsom, a Democrat, has been governor of California since 2019, and Hanks, for his part, has publicly endorsed Biden.

In 2020, she participated with him in a 2020 fundraiser, and in January she narrated a video of the President's Inaugural Committee that highlighted the president's achievements in his first year in the White House.

The attack against Paul Pelosi, 82, occurred on October 28 at the residence he shares with the speaker of the Lower House in San Francisco.

DePape stormed in, squealing, "Where's Nancy?"

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Pelosi was wounded in the head multiple times and suffered a fractured skull, as well as other "serious injuries" to her right arm and hands.

He underwent surgery that was "successful."

The judge determined that there was sufficient evidence to proceed to trial.

DePape was indicted on federal charges of attempted kidnapping and assault.

Among the state charges he also faces are attempted murder, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, elder abuse, unlawful detention of an elder and threats against a public official and his family.

DePape has pleaded not guilty to those charges.

On December 28, he will be processed for the charges against him.

Source: telemundo

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